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to virginia to michigan. watch. >> people in this district are mad and i'm mad too. >> you took on congress. standing up against a congressional pay raise. voting against the health care bill because it costs too much. and going against his own party, he voted against the wall street bailout. >> i must ask myself ten times a day what is washington thinking? we're fed up and so am i. that's why i voted against bailing out wall street. i went to work for michigan. >> those are the three democratic house incumbents, but it's not just house democrats, mike castle, mike newman, even the grandson of richbd nard nix. ties to the republican establishment especially if you carry the title of congressman could be a career ender this year. republican and democrat running this year who are avoiding the party label completely. can you guess which party these candidates belong to? take a look. >> bill saved a lot of jobs. >> and he created a lot more. >> bill young has always created jobs in florida. >> this successful program created jobs, jobs, jobs. >> this is an ordinary man who does extraordinary th
northeastwards towards the north carolina, virginia border including sounds and always evacuation ordered here for ocracoke and visitors on hatteras island and people here are keeping close eye on the path of the storm. >> i think everybody's concerned. you know, the storm is coming and it's big enough. if it gets a little farther west, hey, we could have some problems. >> it's just another storm. he said 20 years ago it was like that. so maybe we'll get lucky. >> but, tamron, the thing is you don't even need this to make landfall. hurricane force winds stretch out 90 miles from the center and tropical storm extend 200 miles from the center. we could still feel significant impacts. >> we just got a picture of president obama in a briefing with fema administrator craig fugate and they were talking about preparations being made in advance of hurricane earl. so, obviously, this storm is being discussed at the highest level at the white house as a precaution. >> and i actually spoke with craig fugate this morning on "wake up with al" this morning and i was very impress woued wi me. he said all the
four to flip in my mind are connecticut, west virginia, california and nevada. and if you pull delaware out of the equation, that means republicans have to win two of those four that identify. west virginia, connecticut, nevada and california. they are frankly all a tad uphill in one form or another. i agree. they can get there. it's just a little bit harder if you pull delaware out of the equation. >> i'll tell you a fact we're not including. so many progressives i know are despondant. they don't think barack obama is perfect. that's my view. they're view is he's not reaching their goals. that will be a question how that turnout occurs. if only the red hot right votes, look out, everybody. that includes boxer, patty murray, the governor of west virginia. they could all go if only people voting are the red hot right and everybody else states home or goes to the movies or sits home with the rain. >>> coming up, no country for old republicans. the far right is on the rise and when a candidate like mike castle is no longer safe in a state like delaware, you want to know just what's going o
a pro. >>> there's a way to do populism in politics. there's the way john is doing it in west virginia where he is the nominee for senate, his third try for the office. mr. racy is a really, really, really wealthy guy which is not so uncommon in west virginia, at least among united states senators. democrat jay rockefeller is, after all, a freaking rockefeller. think progress point to an interview that mr. racy gave a few days ago to politics daily writer matt lewis when asked about his background in business, he was handed his politician's chance to relate to joe the coal miner and he proceeded to blow that chance totally. >> tell us a little bit about you and your business experience and how you got here. >> well, i made my money the old-fashioned way, i inherited it. i hope more people have that opportunity as we abolish inheritance tax in this country. >> an old joke about the old-fashioned way with money but from his tone i think john raese meant it. >> i made my money the old-fashioned way. i inherited it. and i think that's a great thing to do. >> he's either the most dead pan m
from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and maryland area and beaches in delaware seeing the strongest winds. the storm tracks off the coast for the most part. the heaviest winds and rain offshore and the big waves doing the damage along the coast and the pictures you will see. we have hurricane warnings up for areas of cape cod and the hurricane center thinks it's possible to make a direct impact out on the cape. it is looking more unlikely and still a hurricane warning so we have to wait until they drop that, maybe they'll do that at 11:00. as far as the waves go, 23-foot waves right now of virginia beach. that forecast track takes it parallel to the coast today. don't expect a big increase of the winds today in maryland and delaware. jersey area, long island seeing worse today and right off of cape cod later tonight. here's how it looks. as far as the storm goes, the center of the circles where it's located. heaviest of the rains along the jersey shore, new england 2:00 to 4:00 today and then the worst exiting jersey shore about 6:00. racing up the coast for cape cod,
is talking about health care in virginia, hoping to drum up a little support for a new plan six months after he signed it. here is the live picture right now, a backyard discussion in falls church, virginia. let's listen to the president. >> -- somebody who helped to champion the kinds of reforms and patients' rights we'll talk about here today, congressman jim moran is here. thank you so much, jim. [ applause ] and falls church mayor nade nader baruk i was just mentioning baruk means blessings in hebrew, one who is blessed and barack means the same thing so he and i, we're right there. and i know he feels blessed to be the mayor of this wonderful town. you know, when i came into office, obviously we were confronted with an historic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the great depression. we had lost 4 million jobs in the six months before i was sworn in, and we've lost almost 800,000 the month i was sworn in. obviously, the economy has been uppermost on our minds and i had to take a series of steps very quickly to make sure that we prevented the country from going into a second great
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hahn in west virginia, carolyn kilpatrick lose. but those had to do more with ethical issues than ideological issues, but what really playing out on the republican side is almost a purge where ideological purity is more important, necessarily, than maybe winning. we'll see if that plays out in november. >> mark, very quickly, there were some other nominations set. big governors' races, wisconsin, rhode island, massachusetts, even new york, although that's not going to be a pretty close contest. quickly, walk us through those general election matchups. >> right, chuck. in new york, carl palladino ended up upsets rick lazio and he will face andrew cuomo in the fall. in wisconsin, it's going to be democrat tom barrett versus republican scott walker. in rhode island, it's going to be a three-way race that will be including lincoln chafee, a one-time senator from that state. and also, there's going to be a three-way race in massachusetts. incumbent governor deval patrick, republican charles baker, and independent tim cahill. another interesting night and the primary season is finally c
of virginia. and susan page is the washington bureau chief for "usa today." it's not fabulous just because of you, larry, but it is one hell of a school. here are larry's numbers. they were out the other day. i want to start with your thoughts and your predictions. currently, 47 house seats go republican. a shift enough -- enough of a shift to get power to the republicans. eight our nine pickups of the senate seats they need to win of the ten won't make it yet. although i think he's offering up that possibility. a net game of eight governors going to the republican side. so a very, very big win for the republican party. but not a complete shutout yet, apparently. and the new "usa today" gallup poll finds republicans prefer republican candidates across the country by 49% to 43%, should be enough of a percentage, six-point difference, to give them control, as well. let me turn to larry sabato. to encapsulize your current position, what is it? >> it's what you said, chris, republicans taking over the house. not by an enormous margin but a decent margin. having a chance to take over the senate
, virginia. this comes a day after house republican leader john boehner signaled he may be willing to compromise and vote for the president's middle class tax cut if that's the best deal he can get. today, treasury secretary tim geithner said it's full speed ahead for the administration. >> we very much welcome recent indications republicans may not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to have us borrow $700 llion from our children to make permanent tax cuts to the 2% of earners in the country. if these republicans mean what theyas say, there's no reason t delay moving forward on these -f on tax relief for the middle class. >> with me w nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd and also my co-host on "the daily rundow" nice to see you again. >> howdy. >> hello. feels like thefo white house is ready for a rumble with john boehner. we even expect the president to bring this up again this afternoon talking with the fairfax family about the economy. >> that's right. look. they think they have developed a foil in john boehner. right? the premise of ten days w
in virginia today about some important parts of health care reform that kick in tomorrow. >> number one, paul already mentioned, the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. number two, pre-existing conditions for children. number three, we are going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer, that they can stay on their parents' health insurance up the age of 26. number four, you're going to be able to choose your doctor and not have to go through some network in an emergency situation. >> well, apparently that is not all true. item two, health care could have aren't for children with pre-existing conditions has now hit a snag. some major health insurance companies have chosen to stop selling children-only policies in states like california, illinois, florida and connecticut. is there anything lawmakers can do to fix that snag? congresswoman loretta sanchez, democratic, california, joins us from capitol hill. congresswoman, you know, the biggest selling point to the middle class, it is fair to say, not just t
of virginia. and susan paige is the waugs bureau chief for "usa today." it's not fabulous just because of you, larry, but it is one hell of a school. here are larry's numbers. they were out the other day. i want to start with your thoughts and predictions. currently 47 house seats go republican, enough of a shift to get power to the republicans. eight or nine pickups of the senate seat the ten they need to make it. a net gain of eight governors going to the republican side. a very big win for the republican party. not a complete shutout yet, apparently. and a new "usa today" galup poll says voters prefer a republican candidate across the country by 49% to 43%, which should be enough of a percentage, six-point difference to give them control as well. let me start with larry sabato. just to let you capsulize your current prediction, what is it? >> it is exactly what you suggested. republicans taking over the house, not by an enormous margin but by a decent margin. having a chance to take over the senate but it's not there yet and may never be. their biggest advantage and probably greatest break
michael steele who yesterday kicked off his fire pelosi bus tour in virginia told republicans it's time to rally behind christine o'donnell. >> i don't know if she can win until we try. how can you claim defeat before you attempt victory? this makes no sense. it makes no sense. stop it. stop it. >> meanwhile, o'donnell herself is fighting back against those questioning her chances. specifically against former bush administration adviser karl rov rove. >> but i am perplexed by what is going on with karl rove. all he has do is go to my website and he can see those accusations that he is continuing to put out are not true. i am very perplexed. i wonder does he want a democrat in that seat? >> still, the obama administration is seizing on the chance to paint o'donnell's victory as bad for the republican party and good for democrats. >> if you look at what people like karl rove or people like the state gop chairman have said, the republicans in delaware nominated something that they don't think can win or as one of them said couldn't be elected dog catcher. >>> and yesterday, former presiden
wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. i'm a hard-working, average citizen who understands what it's like to fall on economic times, so as i go into washington, d.c., i will keep this perspective with every spendin
demagraphicdemagraph. >> where are you from? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> let me bring in somebody that might be here. there is a lot of people that name around wilmington, and they will say she is not a whacky evangelist from way out west somewhere or from colorado springs or something, and she is not a family values type from out there but seems like somebody that i grew up with. >> she is campaigning to catholic voters as well. >>> let's take a look. here is o'donnell on thursday. very conservative culturally. let's listen. >> i think we are heading in the wrong direction. we are increasing the size of government and out of the needs of the average delaware voter. i am an average citizen that understands what it's like to fall on hard economic times, so as i go into washington, d.c. i will keep the perspective with everything that comes across my desk. >> she is not from the country club. she is talking about a recession and living it. >> chris, i hear what you are saying about her appeal in some of the old neighborhoods. governor jack march kel, and center tom harper, and these are not bo
"hardball." larry is a professor at the center for politics at the fabulous university of virginia. and susan paige is the washington bureau chief of usa today. it is one hell of a school. here are larry's numbers. they were out the other day. i want to start with your thoughts and predictions. 47 house seats go republican currently. enough to shift power to the republicans. eight our nine pickups of the senate seat. a net gain of eight governors going to the republican side. a very big win for the republican party. not a complete shutout yet, apparently. and a new usa today gallup poll says voters prefer a republican candidate across the country by 49% to 43%, which should be enough of a percentage, six-point difference to give them control as well. let me start with salbato. what is your current prediction? >> it is exactly what you suggested. republicans taking over the house, not be by an enormous margin, but a decent margin. having the chance to take over the senate. their biggest advantage and greatest breakthrough will be at the state level, br they'll not only pick up at le
for the "hardball" scoreboa scoreboard. we begin tonight in west virginia and it's shocking number. popular governor joe mansion, a democrat, now trailing in the race for senate republican, john raese. even though most voters in west virginia approve, a majority say they want republicans controlling congress. now to wisconsin where the news isn't good for senator russ feingold. the ppp shows feingold trailing ron johnson by 11 points. and an update on the big governor's race in california. jerry brown has a five-point lead over meg whitman and she's obviously trying perhaps unsuccessfully to buy that race. muslim bashing right now is one of the themes of the value voters summit this past weekend and newt gingrich leads the way in whipping it in this country. here he is stoking fear in what he calls the threat of sharia law. >> i have no problem with the mosques in new york city that are peaceful and obey american law, but i am opposed to any effort to impose sharia on the united states and we should have -- we should have a federal law that says under no circumstances in any jurisdiction in the unit
donald of virginia. he said that no later than a week before she's scheduled to be killed, which is september 23rd, he will decide whether he's going to be granting her clemency but we're not sure what his decision is going to be on that. >> back to teresa and her mental capacity, she was tested and tell me a little bit more about what those tests revealed about her mental disability. >> she took two iq tests. one she scored a 73 and the other a 70. 70 and below is considered legally mentally disabled. she was ruled borderline functioning, the stage above intellectually disabled and therefore she can still be legally sentenced to death although it's very controversial. >> and the plot that she was convicted of was said to be because of insurance money, $250,000. but then you have this note that rotney fuller wrote before he committed suicide. from your report, that's not admissible. explain why. >> it is inadmissible because there's a limit to the kind of evidence that you can present before an appeals court after a sentence like this has already been handed down. and i spoke with ms. lewis' defen
tried across golf courses in northwest florida. >>> a flilg victory against tenth ranked virginia tech, boise state picking up number one votes and a lot of people think they are the best team in the country. >> seriously? >> they are creeping up on ohio state. only 13 points behind the buckeyes for the number two spot. alabama is down seven from the preseason poll. despite the fact they won by 58 points on saturday. >> come on. >> who does alabama play this week? >> penn state. >> who does boise state play? gene autry university? >> they are tough this year. >> it's a jv team. >> in oregon. >> pensacola community college, actually, i think. seriously, boise state. they play one team and we have to hear about them all year. i'm not knocking boise, people. boysy boise are some of the best people in the world. >> you always say that. >> i do. do i not say boysy people are some of the best people in the world? >> stop his mouth! >> stop it! >> please. i'm going to have to ask you. there is a -- >> oh? >>> strange game. brewers and cardinals. umpire bob davidson was having a bad night. som
. but watch west virginia and connecticut. they'll still be in play. >> they're all dominos. if castle were there, republicans wouldn't have to spend a dime there and they could move it to connecticut. >> and west virginia. >> and to west virginia and to wisconsin. now they're pinned down there, pinned down in nevada in races they should have already put in their winning column. >> still ahead, elizabeth warren will be here. later, former president bill clinton. but first, willie, what do you have next? >>> tina mentioned jon stewart. we'll see jon stewart visiting bill o'reilly last night. they're playing a home and home series. also last night, joaquin phoenix returns to the scene of the crime. 18 months ago he came on bearded and mumbling. cleaned himself up for letterman last night. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i d
opportunities relatively speaking in a state like west virginia or connecticut. delaware has become a fourth-tier target. she is in enough trouble with it would not give her a stage and a microphone and let the reasonable alternatives they have in west virginia say in a state that has turned very red. that seems like a better chance for them to get to 51 seats. >> you are referring to this news we just got current "wall street journal" reporting that the national republican senatorial committee that fonds senate candidates has not had very good luck with their chosen candidates. they do not plan to spend money on the delaware senate nominee, the 1 that caveat is that the note is that if o'donnell's position improves, they may reconsider its allocation of scarce resources. >> there are some polling that come out with a pulled that motivates their base at certain times. after any primary, you want to wait a week or two before you can't trust any poll that you see. you have such a compressed time frame in delaware. another reason why it may not be the best fight. they have not made any ground w
, but are democrats eyeing the republican split as a way to gain back ground? we'll ask a former virginia governor, doug wilder. >>> and other reasons to swoon over pris william. he's flying high today. >>> be right back. after using rogaine for a while, i went to my stylist and she said hair was growing back... i was like, yes, this works... [ male announcer ] only rogaine is proven to regrow hair in 85% of guys. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. [ male announcer ] stop losing. start gaining. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. >>> good friday. i'm contessa brewer. here's what we're watching this hour. right now in waugs d.c., conservatives at the value the voters summit are taking a straw poll.
in a very interesting place. at a hardware store in virginia, which probably carries a bunch of chinese tools. boehner's buddy house minority whip eric cantor he launched a preemptive strike on the democrats in an op-ed in today's "the wall street journal" and he writes "the progressive left end game is very simple. this comes -- first comes the provocative class warfare rhetoric. second comes the vast assumption of government control over the economy. third comes the growth of government spending and entitlements, and higher taxes on our nation's job creators and workers." you know what, i've got to give the guy credit, he knows what the playbook says. kantor is grabbing at straws. crying about class warfare, my friends, is one of the oldest arguments in the book. the republicans and the top 2% have been economically carpet bombing the middle class in this country for the last 30 years. but they belly ache about class warfare anytime their tax cuts are in jeopardy. hold it right there. i thought we were concerned about the budget. i thought we were concerned about the fiscal responsibi
in the virginia suburbs. he surrounded himself with people who have benefited from health care reform already. every bit the campaigner for a law that is still under Ñiattac. >> the issue of lifetime limits, that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. preexisting conditions for children, children who have preexisting conditions are going to be covered. if young people don't have health insurance through their employer, they can stay on their parents' health insurance up to the age of 26. >> now, if you want more details on what this health care plan can mean to you and what insurers are doing to get around this law, stay with us. >>> on capitol hill, there was star power today. that is actor kevin costner, back in front of congress talking about what he calls a slow and uncoordinated response to the bp oil spill. >> americans demand that this nightmare that continues to chase us into the 21st century be solved with real solutions. solutions that don't depend on dispersan dispersants, burning and public relations. what we don't need is a cosmetic show of force or a 500-page repor
court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
virginia, and delaware. if republicans win any of those seats and are seated immediately as expected, the republican filibuster would be harder to overcome. and there is another issue democrats might want to come to grips the popularity of their health care reform law. a recent poll looks like a strong plurality opposes the law, 23% of the opposers think the law did not go far enough. 20% opposed only a few changes. finally today president obama signed into law what may be the last item democrats passed before the mid-term elections, the small business package which includes tax cuts as well as provisions to make loans more availabile. let's turn first to "washington post" staff writer, "newsweek" columnist and msnbc contributor ezric kleine. the topic tax cuts for the middle class, tax cuts for the rich, the audience is the house democratic leaders. what should they be hearing they don't seem to be? >> the reality is the house democratic leaders see much more willing to take a chance. they can count to -- they can do the math when they don't have the votes. you mentioned this in you
in a state like west virginia or connecticut. not the first tier or second tier targets. delaware has become like a fourth tier target. we would rather not give her a stage and a microphone and let the others in a state that has turn very red, you have very popular incumbent governor running. that seem like the better chance now to get to 51 seats in the senate. >> you're referring to this news that we just got. "wall street journal" reporting that the national republican senatorial committee, the part of the republican party that funds senate candidates, that has not had very good luck with their chosen candidates and primaries so far, they do not plan to spend money on the delaware senate nominee christine o'donnell. the one caveat is that if o'donnell's position improves, the committee might reconsider its allocation of scarce resources. does that mean we should expect a lot of partisan polling going in there to try to justify -- >> there are some polling firms, i suppose original both sides who kind of reliably seem to have the base at certain time. i think after any primary, you want to
heads to a private residence in virginia to discuss the economy. >>> and imam continues to address the controversy surrounding his proposed cultural center and mosque in manhattan. he spoke this morning, saying he was saddened by recent events and gretted any misunderstandings on his intentions to build a mosque two blocks from ground zero. >>> this morning on the "today" show, robert gibbs continued his attack on john boehner. >> i think he represents the eight years that got us into this mess. cozy with lobbyists. tax cuts for the wealthy. you know, letting big corporations and wall street decide what's best for the american people. we tried that, meredith, it didn't work. it failed miserably. millions of people are out of work because of those ideas. >>> more evacuations in colorado after the second wildfire started in the state. this one burning in loveland. this latest wildfire is 10% contained. it has burned more than ten acres of land and destroyed one home. >>> mexican authorities have made the second arrest ofa drug cartel leader in as many months, capturing the top lieute
in fairfax, virginia. the president just wrapped up a meeting with la local family. the nicholas armstrong family. the president is now in the backyard outside hosting a discussion on the economy. about 30 families for the area are with the president to keep an year an eye on this event and bring you any development from it. >>> backed to the mixed signals there seems to be about whether republicans are willing to compromise on tax cuts for the middle class that president obama is pushing for. today a spokesman for the li senate's republican, mitch mcconnell says every senate republican will oppose the president's plan if the tax cuts don't include the wealthiest americans. this weekend john boehner said he would consider extending those tax cuts to the middle class, but his deputy is not backing that possible compromise. richard wolffe is an nbc political news analyst. richard, though it's not just republicans showing mixed signals, y have house democrats reds districts who are also apparentlyconcerned. >> reporter: right. well this is all about appearing like you're in tune with the mid
after the election, the terms of three a pointed senators expyre from west virginia, illinois and delaware. if they are seated immediately as expected, the republican filibuster would be harder to over item. another issue with which democrats may want to come to grips before the mid-terms. the popularity of their health care reform law. a poll looks like a strong plurality oppose. 23% think the law did not go far enough. 20% opposed only a few changes. finally president obama signed into law what may be the last item passed before the mid-term elections. the small business package which that includes taxes and makes loans more available. let's turn to "washington post" staff writer, news week california um nift and msnbc contributor, ezra kline. the tax cuts for the middle class and the rich. the audience is the house democratic leaders. what should they be hearing that they don't seem to be? >> the reality is that the house democratic leaders seem more willing to take a chance than the senate leaders. dick durbin said they can do the math and don't have the votes. you mention
. >> president obama turns his attention back to health care this morning, speaking to residents in virginia. then he heads to new york nrt u.n. general assembly. he will speak at a development summit and host a pair of democratic fund-raisers tonight. >>> the heads of the two farms linked to a recent salmonella outbreak will be on capitol hill today. >>> janet napolitano will testify before congress this morning about the growing threat of domestic terrorists. she is expected to say that home grown suspects are complicated efforts to detect terror plots. >>> other stories making headlines. bob woodward is out with a new book details the bitter white house strife over the war in afghanistan. "the new york times" obtained a copy of this book. >>> in bell, california, the town that's come to symbolize government corruption, eight officials are heading to court today, arrested on charges of fleecing taxpayers. in one instance, the city manager of the low income suburb was earning over $800,000 a year. and there may be good news for the trapped chilen miners. official rs being cautiously optimis
've got those wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. >> this is not a mink coat republican here. she's not from the country club. her annual income last year was 5 k. when she's talking about a recession, she's l
a month ago a judge in virginia declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by that state, making similar claims that the obama health care plan requirement is unconstitutional. the judge wasn't clear about which parts. it's more than he wuntd clear. he just declined to say which parts of the case he would throw out. this case in florida makes two claims. the constitutional claim, and then they also say that the state should not have to pay additional medicaid costs. that it's unconstitutional to require them to come up with the money for the program. he didn't say which parts he'll throw out. the fact that he'll let the case continue is another tactical victory for critics of the plan. >> thank you very much, pete williams. again, that ruling from the judge is expected october 14th. thank you, pete. >>> and right now hurricane igor is pushing across the atlantic on a track that could take it directly to bermuda. igor is expected to remain a dangerous category 4 hurricane through thursday before it reaches the bahamas this weekend. then forecasters believe it will downgrade it to a cat 2. julia
a letter from fraesh man democratic congressman from virginia who collected over 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve -- >> that's congressman nye who is in a fight for his political life. >> i believe so, yes. trying to get him on the show. this is including the upper bracket earners included in this. pelosi does not seem to be bundling on this, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> it's fair to say you're not open for that one to two-year extension compromise? >> not for the wealthy, no. that's my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed, clarity. and the public is with the president. >> all right. >> she can take that position if she wants, pat. but if you're congressman nye or pair ehlo or from the south tore midwest, you're a lot closer to peter orszag's position which is extend them for two years while the economy is bad. that's keynesian economics by the way and let them expire two years from now. >> and suppose she succeeds in having only extended for the middle tax cuts and
, virginia, told us that she considers sal to be a hero, but she in no uncertain terms said she doesn't want him to deploy, again, to afghanistan after two deployments. she said, i want him to come home every day. >> mik, thanks so much again. that's at 12:30 eastern time we will get to hear from him. that will do it for me, i'm chris jansing. tune in at 3:00 p.m. eastern time, denzel washington will be on the showshow. takes on one of america's biggest challenges, look who's here, tamron hall. >> you mentioned denzel washington and i show up. >> she's here. you want to do the 3:00 show, instead. >> i would love to, but i'm headed to texas. i'm here for the next hour on msnbc. christine odonel is the sixth tea party candidate to win the primary, what impact on moderate republicans and should democrats really be rejoicing about o'donnell's victory. we'll talk with the leader of the tea party movement to find out who they are putting on notice this morning. >>> and senate majority leader harry reid is putting reform and a repeal of the america's don't ask, don't tell into a new defense bill. w
in iowa and in virginia and if, if he can close the enthusiasm gap, the democrats may be looking at a sweeter november. plus, sharron angle's habit of denying what she said on tape. we will listen to the denials and then go to the videotape. love this job. >>> also, i just went spent the entire day here on the irish isle with bill clinton and got a chance to talk to him about america's positive role in the world these days and what a former president can get done. our new nbc news/wall street poll ranks him, bill clinton, as the most popular political figure in america. clinton faced the democrats' collapse back in '94678 can he help president obama avoid the same kind of collapse this year? >>> also, why are republicans covering up for bp? duh. and who is denying subpoena power to the president's commission investigating the gulf oil disaster? same response. what's wrong with putting the oil folks under oath? >>> and let me finish tonight with the important lessons the current president can prance learn from a former one. all that is ahead. but first, let's check on the latest p
there. and then there's the very red state of west virginia. democrats of course have a very, very popular governor running in joe manshun. will they put the money in that they need to win those races. one other thing republicans have to worry about, let's take a look at our map here where the democrats are targeting a few of these republican seats. there are five here that are sitting here. and of course three of them are still seats that democrats are trying to win. you've got missouri. they're spending real money there. they really think robin carnahan can beat, we'll see, not quite sure but it is a red state but it is a red state that robin carnahan very popular, raised a ton of money. kentucky, the first tea party victory was rand paul. democrats still believe that he is too weak to win that seat. we shall see. he's been leading in all the polls. jack conway has yet to be able to take a lead there. the third seat that's sort of sitting there ends up being florida. we're going to close there. take a look at this, what charlie crist said yesterday. he's now the independent, that
that senator jim webb of virginia will vote with republicans on this, and that means majority leader harry reid and the democrats need least two republicans to help them repeal don't ask, don't tell. who might those republicans be? oft-mentioned possibilities are olympia snowe, susan collins, scott brown, and dick voinovich. two of those senators are from the same state, the state of maine. so that's why you had this event organized by the service member's legal defense network and the pop star about whom every continues to say, get her as a guest on your show, to which i continue to show, boy, i'd love to. >> i'm here because don't ask, don't tell is wrong. it's unjust and fundamentally, it is against all that we stand for as americans. in any workplace, there are tensions. there's even more possibility to have tension when you're fighting for your life. but i'm more concerned that john mccain and other republican senators are using homophobia as a defense in their argument, as the nexus of this law, openly gay soldiers affect unit cohesion. like, like it's okay to discriminate or discharge ga
. >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern politics too much. christina, you're from california too. but let me tell you, you've overlooked some basic tribal facts here, her name is o'donnell. first of all a lot of people who live around wilmington named something like that or italian or irish and say she's not some wacky evangelist from way out west somewhere, she's not from colorado springs or something, you know? she's not a family values'-type out there. like someone i grew up with. a lot of appeal to that. >> and campaigns to catholic voters as well. >> the pro-life for conservative catholics as well. >> absolutely. >> i think that you have to look at that when you look at the wilmington 'burbs. here she is thursday, i'm just suggesting a little different than somebody out west in alaska running. >> i agree with that. i agree with that, yeah. >> i would like to get back into that old neighborhood red-neck politics and figure it out. see if that's right or wrong. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturally, very conservative. let's listen. >> b
have manipulated the campaign finance law, we have limited who can do what i looked a at virginia, haven't had any problems within their campaign finance at all within 30 years and theirs is no limits, you got to publish it. if i have a conflict of interest and publishing it that is going to control me better than any sets of rules or regulations. >> i totally agree. >> transparency is the answer. we can't get an earmarked transparency bill so the american people can find out what the earmarks are who is getting the benefit shot, well-connected person that is going to benefit from this and what is the campaign finance payments for getting earmarks? >> do you think you could get a law that would mandate forced disclosure to your point, where the legal onus would be on somebody like you do with your job, if you fail to disclose, you are automatically in violation, as opposed to current ver? >> we have disclosure now but tough go to 550 cites to find all the information. so, in essence, and we have that rule, you have to disclose it, except the american people can't find it because y
of the new benefits at a backyard event in falls church, virginia, today. >> number one, paul already mentioned, the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. if you've got a policy, you get sick, the insurance company covers you. number two, pre-existing conditions for children, children who have pre-existing conditions are going to be covered. number three, we're going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer that they can stay on their parent's health insurance up to the age of 26. >> now, who the heck could be against all of that? well, there's an outfit called the republican party. now, this country was at war over health care for over a year. and now we're starting to see real-life results. >> i want to thank you, first of all. i have a son with entractable seizures and this bill will make a huge dmifrs our life personally. >> in march of this year i was diagnosed with high-grade stage 2 non-hodgkin's lymphoma. i'm feeling great. if it wasn't from this bill i probably wouldn't be feeling great b
-existing conditions. >>> other stories making headlines on a thursday. in virginia, the first execution of a woman there in nearly a century is set for today. lewis was accused of master minding a murder for hire in 2002. the two gunmen in that case got life sentences. >>> abbott laboratories has announced a voluntary recall of millions of containers of top-selling similac infant formula after beetles and larva were found in some of the products. they don't pose any immediate health risks. >>> sign of the times, blockbuster filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy as it reorganizes, the former video rental power house has lost market share to subscription sites like netflix and to video streaming services. >>> and 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerburg is announcing a big donation, $100 million for the newark, new jersey, school system. this just as a movie accusing him of stealing the idea for facebook hits theaters this weekend. >> all right. >> we don't want to be cynical. >> yes, yes, yes. >>> we know there's the best dressed, the top 25 in sports. but if you're going to make the list, this is pr
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